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Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval

Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval
Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval

Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval is a dish where the prawn / shrimp is cooked crispy and crunchy outside and soft and juicy inside. I use to prepare this Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval very often at home, as it takes just 20 mins on the whole, this can be prepared for lunch box or even in a hurry burry.

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Prawn Roast / Eral varuval goes out well with rasam and steamed rice, Dal curry or paruppu kulambu and steamed rice or Mor Kulambu / Buttermilk curry and steamed rice. Give a try and share the feedback…

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Prawn Roast / Eral Varuval

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Ingredients:

  • Prawns / Shrimp / இரால் – ½ kg
  • Red chilli powder / மிளகாய் பொடி – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder / மல்லி பொடி – 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder / சீரக தூள் – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder / மஞ்சள் தூள் – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை –  a sprig
  • Onion / வெங்காயம் – ½ no (medium size)
  • Garlic / பூண்டு – 4 cloves
  • Coriander stalks / மல்லி தழை – 3 nos
  • Salt / உப்பு – ½ tso
  • Oil / எண்ணெய் – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Clean and wash the prawns.
  • Take all the spice powders together in a wide mouth bowl along with salt.
  • Add the prawns / shrimp to the bowl, and mix it well. Let it rest for 15 mins
  • Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the onion, garlic and coriander stalks, keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan / tawa, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the marinated prawns along with the marinate.
  • Cover and cook in medium flame for 3 mins.
  • Remove the lid, turn the sides of the prawns, cover the lid and cook in medium flame for another 4 mins.
  • Remove the lid and cook in medium flame until the prawns become dry.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves, remove it from fire.

Serve hot. Goes out well as a side dish with steamed rice and any vegetarian curry (kulambu).

Paneer Egg Bhurji / How to make scramble Paneer Egg Bhurji

Paneer Egg Bhurji / How to make scramble Paneer Egg Bhurji

Paneer Egg Bhurji is a very delicious, soft and melt in mouth dish that can be served as breakfast, tea-time snack and can also be used as stuff for sandwich. I like both Egg bhurji and Panner Bhurji, and thought giving a try by combing both these and this resulted in this yummy Paneer Egg Bhurji.  Bhurji means scramble and Kothu in tamil, scrambling gives a delicious taste when done perfectly with no sticky consistency. Paneer Egg Bhurji is known as Panner Muttai Kothu.

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Also, Paneer Egg Bhurji goes out well as side dish for lunch and tastes delicious when served with tangy vegetable or puzhi kuzhambu.

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Paneer Egg Bhurji

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Paneer Egg Bhurji is not only a delicious dish but a healthy dish that can be prepared in minutes. Paneer Egg Bhurji can be packed in lunch box, and I am sure the box would be emptied in minutes by kids. Give a try…

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Ingredients:

  • Grated Paneer / துருவிய பன்னீர் – 2 cups
  • Eggs / மூட்டை– 3 nos
  • Onion / வெங்காயம்– 1 no
  • Curry leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை– a sprig
  • Mustard seeds / கடுகு – ¼ tsp
  • Split Black gram / Split Black lentils உடைத்த உளுந்தம் பருப்பு – ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder / சீரக தூள் – ½ tsp
  • Black pepper powder / மிளகு தூள்– 1 tsp
  • Salt / உப்பு – ¾ tsp
  • Oil / எண்ணெய் – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions into pieces, keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add mustard seeds, split black lentils and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions and cook until they start turning golden brown.
  • Add the grated paneer, cook for few mins.
  • Break in the eggs, one by one, start scrambling them.
  • Add in the cumin powder, black pepper powder and salt, keep on scrambling them until they become dry.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot for breakfast, or for lunch or as a tea-time snack.

 

Athalakkai Kulambu Recipe / Tangy Athalakkai Curry Recipe / Athalakkai Recipes

Athalakkai Kulambu Recipe / Tangy Athalakkai Curry Recipe / Athalakkai Recipes

Athalakkai is an Indian vegetable, found in all parts of south India during winter. It looks like baby bitter gourd, also it has the same bitter taste but crunchy due to the seeds in it. This is a medicinal vegetable, which helps in weight loss, prevents diabetics and helps maintains the blood sugar level.

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Athalakkai / Athalakka

My mom prepares curry, stir-fry/poriyal using this Athalakkai, but I never eat them due to the bitter taste, but now after my husband diagnosed with diabetics, I purposely got this from my home town “Thoothukudi” and prepared this curry for him.

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Athalakkai Kulambu recipe / Athalakkai pulikuzhambu recipe / Athalakkai recipes

Athalakkai Kulambu is simple to prepare, the tanginess in the curry reduces the bitter taste of Athalakkai, also I prefer using Gingelly/Sesame oil to bring the bitterness down. This curry goes out well with steamed rice and appalam / pappad or steamed rice and omelette. Also, it goes out well with dosa. Let me share the recipe…

Ingredients:

  • Athalakkai – 1 cup
  • Onions – 2 nos
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Tomato – 1 no
  • Curry leaves – 2 sprigs
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Tamarind – a lemon (medium) size
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions, garlic and tomatoes into small pieces.
  • Soak tamarind in a cup of water for 10 mins, mash the tamarind well in the water, discard the flesh and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the mustard, cumin and fenugreek seeds followed by curry leaves and wait until they crackle.
  • Add the onions, garlic pieces and cook until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until they turn pulpy.
  • Add the athalakkai, followed by turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt.
  • Cook for few mins or until the raw smell of the masala goes off.
  • Pour the tamarind extract along with a cup of water, bring it to boil, cover and cook until athalakkai becomes soft and tender.
  • Once cooked, remove the lid and cook in low flame until the curry thickens and the oil floats on the top of the curry.

Serve hot with steamed rice and pappad or steamed rice and omelette.